We welcome donations from individuals, groups, trusts and corporations to support the work of CRS, both its regular programmes as well as specific initiatives. Different ways to give are detailed below. The UK Friends have minimal operating costs meaning that more than 90 pence in every pound is transferred directly to CRS in India.
Tax relief: We benefit from the Gift Aid scheme which enables us to reclaim the tax on donations by UK taxpayers amounting to a 25 pence rebate for every pound given.
Regular giving – Regular monthly donations are invaluable as they ensure a consistent flow of funding to CRS in Kolkata and also enable the management team there to budget and plan ahead. The majority of regular donations go into the general fund for use across the three main programme areas of education, health care and women’s empowerment.
- To donate by standing order or bank transfer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an information sheet and a Gift Aid form.
One off donation – Single donations of whatever size, large or small, make a very real difference to the work of CRS. One off donations go into the general fund to be used across the main programme areas of education, health and women’s empowerment unless you make a specific request.
- To donate by cheque, please email email@example.com and we will give you the send you the postal address and a Gift Aid form.
- To donate online, please use the Friends of CRS account on JustGiving. This is now our main place for online donations as Virgin Money Giving will no longer be accepting donations after 30th November 2021.
Giving in memory or leaving a legacy – Many people remember a charity in their will; others use the estate of a loved one to make a charitable donation. A gift of any size will have a lasting impact on the lives of needy people.
- To find out more about this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteering – We welcome volunteers who can give some of their time to help the Friends of CRS, particularly with fundraising and outreach. Find out about the latest volunteering opportunities.